Sensors on critical equipment are not new — but the massive expansion of connected sensors is. Connected sensors offer new opportunities for monitoring performance and failure rates and optimizing maintenance in many industries, oil and gas being one. With sensors, fixed assets including vehicles, pipelines, plants, machinery, and even buildings… Read More →
Energy output – and global demand for energy – continues to change dramatically on an international scale. In 2013, U.S. crude oil production rose to its highest level in a quarter century as shale drilling has pushed U.S. output to its fastest pace on record, according to the Energy Information… Read More →
One of the greatest strengths of predictive analytics is enabling employees, contractors, and business partners across different teams to share data and insights across related projects. This type of successful collaboration has helped fuel impressive production results for TIBCO Spotfire client Kuwait Oil Company.
Energy deregulation is leading a growing number of consumers to switch their electricity suppliers. In fact, 6 percent of residential retail electricity customers across eight states have switched providers over the past year. Among those customers who elected to switch, 64 percent cite price as the primary reason they selected a… Read More →
By Steve Farr, Oil & Gas Industry Expert Everyone in our industry attends functions, conventions, and shows that hint at the future of data analytics. Sure, we go to shows, but let’s be honest: who really remembers every detail of every presentation, 12 months earlier on a particular day?
The US is poised to surpass Saudi Arabia and Russia to become the world’s largest oil producer by 2016, according to the International Energy Agency. Meanwhile, natural gas production in the US has risen tenfold since 2006, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
Energy providers, real estate management companies, and other organizations looking to minimize their energy consumption and spending continue to invest in smart energy technologies at a brisk pace. Spending in the global smart thermostat market alone is expected to jump from about $100 million today to $1.4 billion by 2020,… Read More →
As utilities continue to pump up their investments in smart grid technologies, this is creating rich opportunities for power companies to offer a wide variety of new applications and services to residential, commercial, and industrial customers.
Scientists and researchers continue to push the envelope to find new ways to harness, store, and distribute sources of energy for retail, commercial, and industrial consumers. A prime example of this involves Duke Energy. The company’s Notrees Battery Storage Project in Texas centers around the installation of large-scale batteries capable of storing… Read More →
Superstorm Sandy provided the US energy industry with a powerful wake-up call as to the steps that need to be taken to reduce vulnerabilities in the nation’s energy grid. Weather patterns from the past 50 years no longer serve as reliable data sets for predicting the likelihood for or intensity… Read More →